Middlesbrough man dies after assault

A 40-year-old man has died of his injuries after an assault in Middlesbrough. Mark Hurren, of no fixed abode, was knocked unconscious during an altercation involving several people on Sunday evening. Wayne Spanswick was charged with wounding.

Statement released after death of Middlesbrough man

Police have released a statement about the death of a homeless man in Middlesbrough. 40-year-old Mark Hurren, was assaulted in Worcester Street on 25th August. He died at James Cook University Hospital on 27th August. Mr Hurren had been living with his partner at friends' houses in the area.

“There was an altercation on the junction of Worcester Street and Parliament Road at around 6.00pm on Sunday evening involving several people which left Mark unconscious following an assault and I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this.

“We need to piece together Mark’s movements from 6.00am on Sunday which will help the team to have a clearer picture of the events which led up to Mark’s tragic death.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Anne-Marie Salwey

Wayne Stanley Spanswick, 41, was charged with wounding. He appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court and has been remanded in custody until 11th September 2013.

Middlesbrough man dies after assault

Mark Hurren, 40, died of his injuries.
Mark Hurren, 40, died of his injuries. Credit: Cleveland Police

A 40-year-old man has died of his injuries after an assault in Middlesbrough.

Mark Hurren, of no fixed abode, was knocked unconscious during an altercation involving several people on Sunday evening.

Wayne Spanswick, 41, appeared at Teesside Magistrates' court earlier charged with wounding.

He was remanded in custody until September 11.

Detective Chief Inspector Anne-Marie Salwey said: “I would like to speak to anyone who spoke to Mark or knew of his whereabouts between 6am and 10pm on Sunday August 25.

"Mark was well known in the area which was busy with it being a sunny Bank Holiday weekend.

"We need to piece together Mark’s movements from 6.00am on Sunday which will help the team to have a clearer picture of the events which led up to Mark’s tragic death.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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